The best alternatives to a dehumidifier depending on the causes of the humidity, the characteristics of the room and its budget. Excess moisture promotes and, but running a dehumidifier can have a big impact on your electricity bill. You may need more than one alternative method to dehumidify a wet room, and in some cases, specialized help may be required.
Improve air flow
Run a fan to reduce moisture in a wet room. Keeping the air moving reduces water vapor. Use a window fan to improve ventilation if the room has a window that accommodates one. Get a model with an exhausting fit so you can ventilate moist air before blowing into the fresh air.
Open the Windows often if the outside humidity is less than the internal humidity. Better ventilation can stop condensation on walls and windows, reducing the risk of. Keep a moisture meter in the room to measure the effectiveness of improved air flow. Hardware stores provide these.
Run an air conditioner if you have one. Contemporary air conditioners are dehumidified while cooling air, and advanced systems have separate controls to adjust humidity, set to a comfortable 60%.
Place desiccant containers in the room. These include commercial products designed to take moisture from the air with calcium chloride, a salt crystal. You can get these things from home improvement and hardware vendors.
Check the containers once or twice a week to determine how often they should be cared for. Pour the water that collects into the containers regularly.
Add more desiccant to containers as needed. Add more desiccant containers if you need to drain them more often than is convenient.
The dry air
Run a wood stove or space heater if it is safe and feasible to do so. Heating the air reduces moisture while using a dry heat source, not the heat of the gas.
Turn off the heat or lower before the ambient temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit; Higher temperatures in a wet room can cause damage to the wall vapor.
Run a fan while heating the room for further dehumidification. …